|An April Ood.1|
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
Me: Well, this is unexpected and exciting. A ‘double whammy’ if you will.
Me: That’s right. I was branching out into reading websites and listening to podcasts made by other Doctor Who – what are they called? ‘Whonatics’, or something. Anyway, there’s a particular podcast called Radio Free Skaro which seems to be quite popular. Run by some lovely lads from Canadia, I think. Anyway, imagine my surprise when I realise that they’ve nicked the same version of the theme tune that we- That we’ve been using. So, we’ve had to change it really.
Him: We didn’t nick it.
Me: No, fair enough. It was the only one that made us both dance though.
Him: Yeah! Dance!
Me: I best apologise for the Him. I’m writing this yesterday and he’s just eaten his weight in eggy chocolate.
Him: 1932! A.M!1
Me: Right. So, after a bit of thinking I realised that I had access to a version of the Doctor Who theme that no-one else, whether they be fans or not, would ever have used on anything noticeably linked to Doctor Who.
Him: Would they have danced to it?
Me: Doctor Who fans?
Me: Statistically speaking… Yes. I believe it was popular in small pockets of resistance hidden around Cardiff and select chunks of Wales; parts of America; the more pierced parts of Europe – places like that. Even Lun Dun.
Him: That’s a bit prejudiced.
Me: Yeah, like you would ever say that. So, imaginary creature, tell the nice lady and gentleman about our special surprise.
The Him makes a noise like a rabbit becoming a slipper.1
Him: I’d like you to capture that.
Me: I’ll do my best. Now then. The surprise?
Him: It’s a guest. A special guest.
Me: That’s right. Someone who’s been involved with Doctor Who for longer than you’d think.
Him: I think I can hear him. He’s broken out of his box.
Me: He has indeed. And there he goes, out the window and back to Cardiff. Good luck to him. He’s forgotten his shoes. Anyway. Slightly below this is a clicky link that’ll take you to our special present. Hope you’ve both had a great Easter and enjoyed that new Who last night. It was certainly a lot better than I was expecting.
Him: And it even had our special guest in it. Ha! That makes it sound like it’s the Maggot of Patience!
Me: Ho ho ho. It does indeed. But we could never afford his appearance fee. Especially with the Second Effort of The Green Death on the horizon.
Me: And a Merry Xmas to all of you at home.
1. I have no idea.